We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Today, I am filled with fear and uncertainty:(.  As we sat and went over all the things we have yet to pay for in our adoption, it just kept adding up and adding up and adding up...things we didn't expect to cost so much...like IMMUNIZATIONS(almost $800 for both of us), and plane tickets(HOLY MOLY!!)..and we realize we are MUCH further behind than expected.  NOT, where you want to be when you're expecting that call any day.  $13,000 short.:(

So...I worry... 

It was easy in the beginning. We had enough money to start with, and we could see where the rest could come from down the road...then my hubby lost a little income...and Sarah ended up in the hospital last summer...and Caleb got hit by a tractor this summer...and I had heart issues that needed to checked out.. And last Friday a storm came through our town and knocked out our power for 4 DAYS, and ripped sections of our roofing off(praying insurance covers most of this, but....) All unexpected things that had to come from savings...our adoption savings...  But still we trusted that He who called is FAITHFUL...

But, still I worry....

HOW is this going to work out?  WHEN? 

So, we keep working and doing our part and TRUSTING that although, RARELY does international adoption run smoothly....in ANY aspect of it... we are doing what God has called us to do..

And I take comfort that what Jesus said in Matthew 6:25-34 is JUST as true for us today, as it was for His followers in "New Testament" times.

Matthew 6

25."Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about you body, what you will wear.  Is not life more imprtant than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

28"And why do you worry about clothes?  see how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in a ll his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we wear?' 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will given to you as well. 34 Therefore not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of it's own."

God has this...we know that...

Will you continue to pray that in these last few steps of the process, we will just be BLOWN AWAY by HIS FAITHFULNESS?!?!?!  We want HIM to get the glory for the provision and NOT us...this is NOT about us...IS NOT!

Rambling over:).

Love you friends!:)


  1. I know how hard this is. God is faithful, but our "human" part shows up and attacks...urg. Praying friend....

  2. What agency are u guys using. Would like to help

  3. We are with West Sands Adoptions in Utah, Dave! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!:) God Bless You!:)

  4. I am the US Director for www.kidmia.org. We take care of orphans and vulnerable children in Ethiopia. My wife and I are also adopting from Ethiopia

  5. Dave, I LOVE what Kidmia is doing in ET!!! AMAZING stuff! You are living my dream friend!;) How close are you guys to getting your little girl? I'll be praying for you:).

  6. We have been on the wait list for 20 months.

  7. I sent some money thru the chip in but did not see it show up. Still shows 50.00 raised. Just wanted to make sure you got it.

  8. How long have you guys been on wait list?

  9. YEEEEESSSS!!! Oh my WORD, you have just blessed our socks off!!!! I CANNOT thank you enough!! I have no words.... I pray God returns it to you a hundred fold!!! What a blessing...THANK YOU!!!:)

  10. Oh, and we've been on the waitlist for 12 months..in process for around 17 months total.